Scottish House Condition Survey 2015: Key Findings
Includes updated fuel poverty rates, energy efficiency ratings, carbon emissions, Scottish Housing Quality Standard and disrepair.
2. BRE 2013; BREDEM 2012 - A technical description of the BRE Domestic Energy Model
3. 2013 SHCS Key Findings http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/6903
4. SHCS - Methodology Notes 2013 available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/MethodologyNotes2013
6. Methodology Notes 2014
7. Methodology Notes 2014
8. Gas grid coverage is determined on the basis of the distance of the dwelling from a low/medium pressure gas distribution pipe. Based on the usual maximum distance for standard domestic connection (63 m), dwellings are classified as being "on" or "off" the grid. This does not reflect whether the dwelling is actually connected to the grid.
Further details on the method for estimating distance to the gas grid are available in section 7.5.4 of this report and in SHCS Methodology Notes 2015 available at
9. Available at http://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-people-results-2015-scottish-household-survey//downloads
10. Housing Statistics for Scotland http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/KeyInfoTables
11. SHCS - Methodology Notes 2015 available at www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/MethodologyNotes2015
12. EST: Roof and Loft Insulation http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/Insulation/ Roof-and-loft-insulation
EST: Wall Insulation http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/domestic/cavity-wall and http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/domestic/solid-wall
13. CERT-Summary-Report-Q19-by-English-Regions-Scotland-Wales, HEED dB, Nov 2014. Access available through Energy Saving Trust.
14. Scottish Government analysis of data provided by Ofgem of measures installed under ECO. Provisional figures.
15. Note that the SHCS data collection continues throughout the year. Some of the measures recorded in administrative sources for a particular year may be picked up by the survey in subsequent years.
16. Dwellings without loft spaces are excluded.
17. Dwellings built post 1982 are presumed insulated when built
18. CERT-Summary-Report-Q19-by-English-Regions-Scotland-Wales, HEED dB, Nov 2014. Access available through Energy Saving Trust.
19. Scottish Government analysis of data provided by Ofgem of measures installed under ECO. Provisional figures.
20. CERT-Summary-Report-Q19-by-English-Regions-Scotland-Wales, HEED dB, Nov 2014. Access available through Energy Saving Trust.
21. Scottish Government analysis of data provided by Ofgem of measures installed under ECO. Provisional figures.
22. This is the number of SWI measures delivered under ECO
23. Dwellings built post 1982 are presumed insulated when built
24. CERT-Summary-Report-Q19-by-English-Regions-Scotland-Wales, HEED dB, Nov 2015. Access available through Energy Saving Trust
25. Scottish Government analysis of data provided by Ofgem of measures installed under ECO. Provisional figures.
26. Dwellings built post 1982 are presumed insulated when built
27. EU "Boiler Efficiency Directive" http://www.icqc.co.uk/userfiles/File/Directive_92_42.pdf
28. Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide for Scotland http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0046/00460094.pdf
29. This design has higher running efficiencies; a portion of the heat that would be lost through vented water vapour is recovered through condensation in a heat exchanger.
30. For existing dwellings, there are occasions where it may not be practical to install a condensing boiler. The ' Condensing Boiler Installation Assessment Procedure Guide' offers further guidance in this area. Where a non-condensing boiler is installed this may results in a boiler with poorer efficiency than that of a newly installed condensing boiler of the same fuel type.
31. An example of the current EPC format can be seen at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0041/00414384.pdf
32. BRE: The Government's Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings, http://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/SAP/2009/SAP-2009_9-90.pdf
36. SHCS - Methodology Notes 2013 available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/MethodologyNotes2013
37. Local and Regional CO2 Emissions Estimates, DECC : https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/local-authority-emissions-estimates
38. RPP2 available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/climatechange/scotlands-action/lowcarbon/meetingthetargets
39. SHCS Methodology Notes 2014 available at www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/Methodology2014
40. Scottish House Conditions Survey Key Findings 2013: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/12/6903
41. Scottish Fuel Poverty Statement 2002, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/46951/0031675.pdf
42. Scottish Government's Fuel Poverty Policy, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/warmhomes/fuelpoverty
43. Vulnerable households are those where at least one resident is aged 60 or over, or suffers long term sickness or disability.
44. SHCS - Methodology Notes 2014 available at www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/Methodology2014
46. Allowing for the impact of the new fuel price methodology which contributes to the slower rate of growth in the estimated level of fuel poverty between 2012 and 2013 shown in Figure 19
47. There are several discontinuities in the methodology for estimating fuel poverty reflected in Figure 19 which may affect this comparison: the underlying energy model changed in 2010 and 2014, the method of sourcing price information changed from 2013.
48. BEIS Quarterly Energy Prices, Table 2.1.3, https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/monthly-domestic-energy-price-stastics
49. This captures also other sources of sampling variability between the 2014 and 2015 survey which may affect the energy demand in the sample of dwellings included in the SHCS.
50. The sequence of steps in this method affects the size of the estimated impact. Where factors operate in the same direction any potential joined effect will be attributed to those assessed first. Because fuel price demonstrated the most dramatic change between 2014 and 2015, it is appropriate to assess its impact first.
51. Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland: 2014/15
52. For more information see letter and notes at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2004/02/18860/32772
53. Full guidance available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/16342/shqs
54. There is an exception to this principle with respect to 14 secondary building elements where failure on at least two is required for a building to be considered not meeting the standard overall. The full guidance is available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/16342/shqs
56. Housing (Overcrowding) Act 2003, section 2: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmbills/046/2003046.pdf
57. Scottish Household Survey Website: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/16002
58. NRS: Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2015, https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/household-estimates/house-est-15/15house-est.pdf
59. An error in compiling this table in previous publications was identified. It relates to the 2012, 2013 and 2014 surveys. The error has been corrected in the current publication.
60. BRE, "The Government's Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings": http://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/SAP/2009/SAP-2009_9-90.pdf
61. BRE, "The Government's Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings, 2012 Edition", Table 12: http://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/SAP/2012/SAP-2012_9-92.pdf
62. For more details see SHCS Methodology Notes 2014 www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/Methodology2014
63. SHCS - Methodology Notes 2013 available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads/MethodologyNotes2013
65. More details can be found at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification
66. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationQuestionnaire , question ht14
67. Change Works: Guide to insulating Hard to Treat Cavities ( HTTC) http://www.changeworks.org.uk/sites/default/files/Guide_to_Insulating_Hard_to_Treat_Cavities_2014.pdf
68. DECC: Review of number of cavity walls in Great Britain https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/48433/5620-review-of-the-number-of-cavity-walls-in-great-brit.pdf ,
69. This element has been incorrectly described in all previous SHCS reports as 'party walls'
70. Housing (Overcrowding) Act 2003, section 2: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmbills/046/2003046.pdf Retrieved: 19/11/15
71. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/229364/factsheet-hbsssc1.pdf Retrieved: 19/11/15
72. A full definition and description of Local Authority duties as regards the Tolerable Standard can be found at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/03/25154751/3 Retrieved: 19/11/15
73. These amendments are published at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2006/1/section/11 Retrieved: 19/11/15
74. Full time series are provided at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0044/00445920.xlsx Retrieved: 19/11/15
75. For more information see letter and notes at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2004/02/18860/32772
77. A summary list of elements by higher level criteria is available here: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/1125/0114870.pdf Retrieved: 19/11/15
78. This relates to the SAP and NHER thresholds for element 35 and the thickness of hot water tank insulation for element 33.
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